A series of incidents that reportedly involved people being kidnapped from the streets near Wrigley Field and robbed over a recent October weekend didn’t play out exactly as the Chicago Police Department said it did, the agency’s director of community policing said.
Yet another victim has stepped forward to report being abducted and robbed near Wrigley Field early Sunday morning, according to Chicago police. That brings the total number of similar incidents to five from this past weekend.
Chicago police now say an armed robbery crew abducted three people during separate incidents in Wrigleyville over the weekend. And, a woman contacted CWBChicago to say that she believes one of her relatives was similarly targeted in the neighborhood last weekend.
An armed robbery crew committed two separate abductions within steps of Wrigley Field early Sunday and robbed their victims while driving them around Wrigleyville, according to a pair of Chicago police reports.
An armed robbery crew committed carjackings in Wrigleyville, Wicker Park, and Humboldt Park overnight and also robbed a woman in Avondale during a two-hour crime spree early Wednesday, according to Chicago police reports.
A man was shot in the back as he drove on Clark Street, a couple of blocks north of Wrigley Field, on Thursday evening, Chicago police said. It’s the third shooting on Clark Street near the famed ballpark this month.
Chicago police are investigating another confirmed case of shots fired in Wrigleyville. No one was hurt this time, but the gunfire comes on the heels of last weekend, when separate shootings left two people injured on the Clark Street bar strip.